Los Angeles, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for California

Q: During the moratorium am I allowed to give my tenant a 3-day notice for nuisance regarding a pet's constant barking?

my tenant got this dog during the moratorium, breaking our lease agreement. But since we can't do much with the moratorium in place tenant has kept the dog. now the dog is a nuisance he barks all the time cant enjoy our common areas because of it. The house is in Los Angeles, Ca, and is also under rent control. After the moratorium will I be able to not allow the tenant to keep the dog. It's stated on our lease that no dogs are allowed.

1 Lawyer Answer
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You need to contact a local Real Estate attorney, there are several here that you could contact and review with them exactly what the moratorium protects. IMO it does not protect a tenant from breaking the rules of the lease from being evicted, it protects people who cannot pay the rent because they were put out of work due to Covid. You still have rights and if this tenant is getting one dog what will stop him from getting two. If the dog is barking all day it is because it is alone and he is out working. You may have a lot more rights here than you think. The other tenants also have rights.

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